DURHAM PUBLIC SCHOOL/CITY OF DURHAM/DUKE UNIVERSITY -
HOLTEN CAREER AND RESOURCE CENTER

DURHAM, NORTH CAROLINA

SUMMARY

In cooperation with Durham Public Schools, City of Durham, and Duke University, Davis Kane Architects was commissioned to assess the condition of the existing building shell, systems and site of the Holton Career and Resource Center.  The renovation of the vacated middle school building now provides programs for high school students and the general public.  The Career and Resource Center includes a variety of classrooms for education and exercise, a health clinic, auditorium, gymnasium, and recreation center. 

The design incorporates sustainable building practices using LEED principles. Included in the renovation was a new entrance plaza, lobby with conference room, parking areas and a full regulation playfield.  Other building improvements included circulation, new lighting, interior finishes, chiller and air conditioning system, window replacement, toilet room renovation, sprinkler system, fire alarm, and data systems.  The Career and Resource Center renovation is approximately 100,000 square feet, including an addition of 4,500 square feet.